Who hasn’t had a time where they’ve spent a good hour or two looking for a movie to watch on Netflix? When I need a break from my current binge-watch, I always want to see a light-hearted indie. Netflix has so many, and I constantly find myself spending a long time scrolling through to find a new one. If I don’t have the patience to look for one, then I watch some of my go-to choices. These are a few under appreciated indies that everyone has scrolled past numerous times, but never thought to watch.
Plot: This movie is a super cute sci-fi rom com about a timer that counts down to the moment a person is going to meet their soul mate. Oona has a blank timer, which means her soulmate has yet to get a timer implanted. So she only dates timer-less men until she can get them to install one and see if hers will activate.
Why Watch: The storyline is unique, and Oona’s love interest is Desmond Harrington aka Jack Bass/ Joey Quinn.
Plot: Ben doesn’t get along with his rich family, and hates getting help from them financially. Now he is high in debt, so he decides to go home for his brother’s wedding to convince his father to help him out. He has Daisy, a charming patient at the mental institute where he works, accompany him in order to convince his family that he has his life together.
Why Watch: It may be a ridiculous movie, but is definitely worth the watch for Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman.
I Give it a Year
Plot: Newlyweds, Nat and Josh unexpectedly get married only to realize that they might not have been as perfect for each other as they thought.
Why watch: This movie is hilarious and has a cast consisting of Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Stephen Merchant and Minnie Driver.
Plot: Frannie gets hit by a car and has broken her right arm and left leg, and is confined to bed rest for six months. No one is able to take care of her, so she calls her ex-boyfriend, who she feels owes him since she took care of him when he had cancer.
Why Watch: It’s an entertaining rom com and the two have great chemistry. It’s also the directorial debut of Sex and the City writer and He’s Just Not That Into You novel writer, Liz Tuccillo.
Slightly Single in L.A.
Plot: Dale is a single photographer, who is constantly dating losers. She decides that finding love in Los Angeles is basically impossible, until she runs into her old friend, Zach, a rock star who is back in town.
Why Watch: The plot isn’t anything that we haven’t seen before, but the chemistry between Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans) keeps you interested throughout the quick 80 minutes.
In Your Eyes
Plot: This is a sci-fi romance about Rebecca and Dylan, two people who have never met before and live on different sides of the country, but are able to experience what the other is seeing, hearing and feeling.
Why Watch: This movie is much different than other romance movies that we have seen. This is a unique storyline full of secondhand embarrassment and anticipation for Rebecca and Dylan being together.
Plot: It’s the story of quirky girl Mindy who meets Fred, and the two have a one-night stand. The next morning, Fred realizes they didn’t use a condom and fears that she might be pregnant. He stays with her for the next twelve hours to make sure she takes both doses of the morning after pill.
Why Watch: This movie may seem cliché, but it’s a lot smarter than it sounds. There is also a brief appearance of Anna Chlumsky (Veep) doing what she does best by playing Fred’s high strung girlfriend.